WHAT IS BURBANK C.R.O.P.S. ?
C.R.O.P.S. stands for "Citizens for Rescue-Only Pet Stores."
We are a dedicated group of Burbank residents, volunteering our time in an effort to add our city to an ever-growing list of cities (which includes Glendale, Irvine and West Hollywood) to ban the retail sale of pets.
A "paradigm shift" is occurring, replacing the former way of thinking whereby pet stores embrace the opportunity to help animal shelters and rescue groups find homes for animals in their care and/or host adoption events.
What is the ultimate goal of BURBANK C.R.O.P.S. & how will it be accomplished?
It’s simple: to ban pet stores in the City of Burbank from selling dogs & cats that come from commercial breeders (i.e. puppy/kitten mills).
In order to do this, we must convince Burbank officials to pass legislation that accomplishes this goal. *Please note: The City Council meeting is on August 28th. More information to come.
WHY DOES C.R.O.P.S. EXIST?
To educate the public about puppy mills and therefore end the demand for mass-manufactured, commercially bred puppy mill dogs.
To end the unfathomable suffering of the PARENTS of a puppy mill puppy where they live their entire lives in cramped, stacked cages, walking on wire, bred every heat cycle to a point where their bones break and teeth fall out.
To help end the overpopulation epidemic causing our society to euthanize nearly 5 million healthy animals each year while puppy mills “mass-produce” an additional 4 million each year.